Versatile collection of 16 rubbing plates each highlighting a different shape and pattern. Uniquely, the tactile tracing paths around each perimeter allow visually impaired students to feel the shapes. To use: simply lay a sheet of paper over the 4 x 5” plate and rub over the top with crayon, pencil or marker to reveal the shape and interior pattern. For more advanced artists, the interior patterns can be used to fill in coloring book pages or pictures of their own creation. The act of rubbing creates a vibratory effect through the hand and arm that many people find enjoyable and can be alerting.